Upcoming Events
05/01/2017 3:30 pm  4:30 pm
Number Theory Seminar  Speaker: Yuan Kong
05/03/2017 3:30 pm  4:30 pm
Topology Seminar  Speaker: Josh Howie
05/04/2017 3:30 pm  4:30 pm
Senior Honors Thesis Defense  Speaker: Kelsea Hull
William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Contest
The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition began in 1938 in honor of William Lowell Putnam, who profoundly believed in the value of team competition in regular college studies. Designated to stimulate a healthy rivalry in math studies between college and universities in the United States and Canada, the contest is administered by the MAA to fulltime undergraduate students who have not yet received a college degree. The five highest ranking individuals in the Putnam Math Contest are designated "Putnam Fellows" by the MAA. Here at OSU, we are proud to have worked closely with three Putnam Fellows: Robert W. Gibson (1938), former OSU Math faculty member; Abraham Hillman (1939), former author of the Annual OSU High School Math Contest; and current Math faculty member, David Wright (1976).
The competition is open only to regularly enrolled undergraduates in colleges and universities of the United States and Canada who have not yet received a college degree. No individual may participate in the competition more than four times. A college or university with at least three registered entrants obtains a team rank through the positions achieved by three designated individual contestants. Old problems, solutions, and results are available online.
2015 
Gregory Beauregard
Samuel Jackson
Mitchell Meyer
Joshua Whitman

2014  Mark Denker 
2013  Dateng Li 
2012  R. Maxwell Jeter 
2011  Mark Nelson 
2010  Markus Vasquez 
2009  Markus Vasquez 
2008  Carlos Bernal 
2007  Brandon Tomson 
2006  Michael Kelly 
2005  Liangkun Li 
2004  Jason Horn 
2003  Ryan Scott 
2002  Jason Horn 
2001  Jason Horn 
2000  Brian Fisher 
1999  Brent Schartung 
1998  Kyle Wichert 
1997  Jerry Moore, Jr. 
1996  Jeffrey Whitworth 
1995  Kelly Wichert 
1994  Eric Towers 
1993  Eric Towers 
1992  Michael Oberle 
1991 
Michael Oberle
Michael Oehrtman

1990  Jennifer Williams 
1989  Michael Oehrtman 
1988  Kent Swearingen 
1987  L. Craig Cox 
1986 
John Garnett
Christine Miller
David Patocka

1985  David Patocka 